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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Overview)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception.


Dr. Eric Kaplan
537 doctors shared insights

Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Overview)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception.


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What can be done to find the source of bright red bloody stools that lasted just a few days and hasn't happened again for two weeks?

What can be done to find the source of bright red bloody stools that lasted just a few days and hasn't happened again for two weeks?

Hemorrhoid or ?: You need to see a gastro-intestinal specialist or a colorectal surgeon. Even a general surgeon can help you with getting an exam in the colon and rectal area. Hemorrhoids are the most common issue, but thinks like colitis, diverticulosis, polyps or colon tumors can cause rectal bleeding. I recommend finding out what is causing this problem. ...Read more

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Everytime I go to the washroom, my stool is bloody as well as the water. When I wipe I notice that it varies from bright to dark red. What could it be?

Everytime I go to the washroom, my stool is bloody as well as the water. When I wipe I notice that it varies from bright to dark red. What could it be?

Time to get checked: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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I have bright red, bloody stool, but no pain or any other discomforts. What should I do?

I have bright red, bloody stool, but no pain or any other discomforts. What should I do?

Get medical eval: Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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Causes of bloody stools? 4 ep. over 4 years. 1-4 days each. Severe pain 2 days ago. P/o 10-20 mins. Dark red bloody stools 2x yday. Blood mixed tday.

Causes of bloody stools? 4 ep. over 4 years. 1-4 days each. Severe pain 2 days ago. P/o 10-20 mins. Dark red bloody stools 2x yday. Blood mixed tday.

Have an exam: There are various possibilities and while some are not serious, a bad one could sneak into your life if you don't have it checked. That it hurt is perhaps good news that it's a surface tear but even that could lead to infection so do see a Dr. Why worry, why guess? ...Read more

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Bloody stool 3 times in the last 2 weeks I have had blood in my stools and sometimes it's pure bright red blood only?

Not something: To be ignored, it is not normal. May only be from hemorrhoids or something more serious such as polyp, tumor or inflammatory disease of the bowel. Talk with your doctor immediately and begin the work up as soon as possible. Early detection of the underlying problem is best. ...Read more

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I noticed 2 red lines diagonal in my upper. I'm eating and drinking water. My stool bloody and small Bc scared to push it hurts hemroids ? I'm 28 ?

I noticed 2 red lines diagonal in my upper. I'm eating and drinking water. My stool bloody and small Bc scared to push it hurts hemroids ? I'm 28 ?

BRBPR: BRBPR = Bright red blood per rectum. Top 2 causes are hemorrhoids and fissures. You need to be examined because they are treated differently. If it is not apparent from the exam , blood work/stool samples and a colonoscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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3 wk old had bowel mmnt and i noticed when she pushed it was red and looked like I was seeing her insides? Bloody mucous in her stool today. Causes?

3 wk old had bowel mmnt and i noticed when she pushed it was red and looked like I was seeing her insides? Bloody mucous in her stool today. Causes?

Take baby to E.R.: Your 3 weeks old baby having bloody mucus in stool may be having some infection of intestines or any bleeding disorder like vitamin K deficiency .Consult your pediatrician ,get baby checked upend treated as soon as possible . Better take the baby to E.R. ...Read more

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I have a bloody red jelly looking thing in stool, blood fills toilet & i get light headed.

I have a bloody red jelly looking thing in stool, blood fills toilet & i get light headed.

Bloody stool: You should call your doctor and get checked right away. This may be serious so make contact today if possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal though after having a bloody stool for so long to have the red jelly looking blood in stool or after & bleed for rest of the day?

Is it normal though after having a bloody stool for so long to have the red jelly looking blood in stool or after & bleed for rest of the day?

Bloody stool: Is never normal! jelly looking blood is suggestive of clots. This is as close as it gets to a medical emergency. Do not delay and go to the nearest full service hospital er. Have someone drive you as the risk of rapid bleeding and shock is too high to risk driving yourself. ...Read more

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Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern? Lower back pain started at about the same time. Clean colonoscopy 2 years ago.

Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern?  Lower back pain started at about the same time.  Clean colonoscopy 2  years ago.

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Can sodas cause bright red bloody stool? Drink anywhere from 1 to 3 sodas daily. Have internal hemmoroids, so can soda be the reason for daily bleedin

Can sodas cause bright red bloody stool? Drink anywhere from 1 to 3 sodas daily. Have internal hemmoroids, so can soda be the reason for daily bleedin

WATCH YOUR BM: Not directly either the soda causing constipation and aggravating the hemorrhoids or the anal fissure that you might have or it could aggravating an ulcer that you might have specially if it had high caffeine content either way stop the soda monitor your bowels use a sitz bath. ...Read more

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I have had bloody stools for over a month,water will be soild red. Alot of pain,big blood clots on tp and in stool also very stringy and now back pain?

I have had bloody stools for over a month,water will be soild red. Alot of pain,big blood clots on tp and in stool also very stringy and now back pain?

Time to see your Dr.: if you don't have a doctor, go to a prompt care or emergency room. you seriously need to be evaluated. this is lower GI bleeding , either from colon, anorectal area,, or distal small bowel. I'm not going to go through the differential, I'm just telling you to get seen, and soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bad belly pain, and loose bloody stools. More blood then stools. Dark red liquid and smells of blood. Should I be worried? Three times today.

I have bad belly pain, and loose bloody stools. More blood then stools. Dark red liquid and smells of blood. Should I be worried? Three times today.

Belly pain & blood: in stool. Please see your doc. He/she will identify what is going on and provide a solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

I am experiencing  leaking stool and bloody stool.  The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will probably need one. It is possible that this may be a diverticular bleed. You should not delay in seeking help. If the bleeding is severe, go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody stool, blood in toilet, blood on toilet tissue and blood or red colored urine. The following also describes me: Rectal bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  bloody stool, blood in toilet, blood on toilet tissue and blood or red colored urine. The following also describes me: Rectal bleeding. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding: Please see your doctor ASAP. He/she will find out the source of the bleeding and help. Please take action to be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Past year 2 colonoscopies. 3 GIs diagnosis = IBS. Said bloody stool was polyp (removed) or hemorrhoids. Now dark red bloody stool again. More than in past. Nothing on TP. IBS has been bad. Feel crazy. Help.

Past year 2 colonoscopies. 3 GIs diagnosis = IBS. Said bloody stool was polyp (removed) or hemorrhoids. Now dark red bloody stool again. More than in past. Nothing on TP. IBS has been bad. Feel crazy. Help.

It tweaks the mind.: Hello, These bowel ailments definitely have the power to tweak the mind. Take a breath, know that you are treatable, and understand you may or may not be able to do this on your own. The bowel health / IBS is an artistry that the textbooks can't fix alone. My recommendation is to find a practitioner you deeply trust and master the art of "being coached" -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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